Thursday, May 22, 2008

It's a BOY!!!

Went in for the big ultrasound today, and found out we have a big, stubborn boy! Though he was plenty cooperative so we could see what's "down there" he did not want to roll over so the tech could get all the measurements she wanted- so I get to go back again next week and see him again! His heart rate was 150, and he weighs in at about 9 ounces! We are thrilled, though Amy is a bit disappointed, as she was rooting for a baby sister!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cast is off!

Amy is excited she got her cast off yesterday- dr says the xrays look great, and she shouldn't have any problems with it. She has a little pain in her wrist, but he said it is normal for not being used for 3 weeks.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New House Update

The inspections on Friday went fairly well, there were some findings, but nothing structural. Some we are asking the seller to do and some we will tackle on our own. We gave the seller our list of things we want them to do, and will see what they agree to. The picture at the top of the page is the front of the house- here are a couple more- the backyard and the family room.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

A New House!

It looks like we have a house! We have been casually looking for several weeks on our own, just hitting the open houses, but went out last Saturday with our agent and came back with 3 we liked- we ended up putting an offer on the first one on Monday night, and after a couple back and forth counters, the sellers agreed to our price and signed off on Tuesday!

We will do inspections tomorrow, and as long as everything checks out ok, things should go forward for a closing on June 18!

It is 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, about 2500 sf, on about half acre, colonial, built in 1970, but very well maintained, we won't need to do any work on it. Big yard with a small section of hill in the back perfect for sledding in the winter! It also has a huge finished basement, ready to become our new rec room, and has a laundry room on the first floor- I am so tired of hauling laundry all the way to the basement in this rental! Another plus is that it is only a couple blocks to the bus line, so I can be more mobile! It is also in a great family neighborhood, with lots of kids, and light enough traffic, I feel comfortable letting Amy ride around on her bike further than just back and forth in front of the house!

Friday, May 2, 2008

16 week checkup & baby belly!

Finally got to hear the baby's heartbeat with the doppler- nice and clear, in the 140's! We go on the 22nd for our "big" ultrasound, and hope to find out if it is a boy or girl.

The midwife this morning commented on the size of my uterus by asking if I had had an ultrasound yet to see if it was twins (we've already seen that there is only 1!) , and when she went to find the heartbeat, she couldn't find it on one side, and I told her when I look down from the top, I can see that the baby is curled up on the other side!

Here is a picture Amy took today- I am finally starting to look more pregnant than fat! I am happy to say I have only gained 7 pounds so far. When I was pg with Amy, I had gained almost twice that much by this point!